Packet Pushers: 6WIND Support for ARM CPUs

October 11, 2017

Greg Ferro of Packet Pushers some coverage to 6WIND’s announcement of support for ARM CPUs. 6WIND’s commitment to providing open support for platform vendors continues, making 6WIND a logical technology partner for any network builder interested in best-of-breed solutions with open hardware compatibility.

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 ARM Community: Arm Ecosystem rolls into SDN World Congress with a new uCPE Reference Platform

October 11, 2017

It’s not easy to stay competitive in today’s fast-moving service provider market. Telcos and managed service providers need every edge they can get. They’re looking for versatile, multi-technology uCPE white box options that make it easy for them to employ technology that can power the services they need—and smoothly fits within their operational environment and TCO constraints.

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Packet Pushers: 6WIND Offers Replacement Program For Dead Brocade vRouter

August 25, 2017

Ethan Banks of Packet Pushers covers 6WIND’s Brocade vRouter replacement program. If you’re a Brocade vRouter customer, you are probably aware that the product is in its death spiral. Brocade has announced that vRouter will be end of sale and end of support shortly, if not already.

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SDX Central: 6WIND Lures Brocade vRouter Customers Left Out In Cold

August 24, 2017

Linda Hardesty of SDX Central covers 6WIND’s latest news for Brocade vRouter customers. 6WIND offers a replacement program for customers seeking an alternative to Brocade’s vRouter, which has now been sold to AT&T. AT&T purchased the vRouter for its own internal use. On Oct. 5, it’s discontinuing support of the product for other customers.

Read the complete story here.

Intel Network Builders Podcast

August 8, 2017

VP of Marketing Kelly LeBlanc joins Intel Network Builders Podcast to discuss the impacts of 6WIND software to the networking market at large, and directly with Intel products, and what it can mean to network builders interested in maximum networking performance from their platform.

Listen to the complete podcast here. 

Intel Network Builders Blog

August 7, 2017

4G/5G converges data and voice onto a single IP-based network. While this convergence brings simplification benefits to reach goals such as reducing complexity and cost, it also presents communications service providers with new security and performance challenges. These organizations must harden their mobile infrastructure—specifically the mobile backhaul—against threats from untrusted IP networks, meet increased performance requirements, and control costs.

Read complete blog post here.

Free Range Routing And DPDK Join The Linux Foundation

April 3, 2017

Kicking off the Open Networking Summit (ONS) today, Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, said it used to be that newly hired engineers at technology companies or other enterprises did not want to be assigned to networking jobs. But that’s changed. “The network is where all the action is happening,” said Zemlin. “It’s this dynamic software-driven piece of their infrastructure.”

Complete story here.

6WIND markets mentioned as area of research interest for Tolly Group, a leading technology consulting group.

Official blog posting here.

 

 

Mellanox Introduces World-Leading 6WIND-Based Router and IPsec Indigo Platform at Unmatched Price/Performance

February 26, 2017

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the IDG4400 6WIND Network Routing and IPsec platform based on the combination of Indigo, Mellanox’s newest network processor, and 6WIND’s 6WINDGate™ packet processing software, which includes routing and security features such as IPsec VPNs.

Details on Yahoo News here.

 

Kontron, Canonical, 6WIND Team on Integrated OpenStack Platform

February 22, 2017

Kontron, a global provider of cloud and carrier-class integrated infrastructure platforms, announced today the launch of a commercially available SYMKLOUD OpenStack Platform.  In collaboration with Canonical, Kontron exercised a complete validation of Ubuntu OpenStack on SYMKLOUD hardware, and will fully support and manage the platform’s life cycle in alignment with each new open source software release.

Canonical’s tools, including Juju Charms, quickly configure and combine all the elements of a complex SDN or NFV infrastructure. This includes ensuring the highest virtual machine performance using DPDK, which Kontron has accomplished by validating the 6WIND Virtual Accelerator, deployed through Juju, with the SYMKLOUD OpenStack Platform. The Virtual Accelerator features low latency and high networking throughput to offload virtual switching from OpenStack Neutron and to relieve the bottleneck burden at the hypervisor layer.

Complete story on Lightreading here.

 

 

6WIND Featured In Light Reading’s OpenStack Summit Wrapup

December 30, 2016

Mitch Wagner of Light Reading attended OpenStack Summit and offered up a slideshow to his audience of interesting sights and sounds from Barcelona. Included in his feature was VP of Marketing Kelly LeBlanc, representing 6WIND product offerings within the conference.

You can find his slideshow on Lightreading by clicking this link.

 

6WIND CEO Eric Carmès Interviewed By Telecom Reseller News

December 9, 2016

Eric Carmès, Founder and CEO of 6WIND, was interviewed by Don Witt of the Telecom Reseller Podcast at the Carrier Network Virtualization conference in Palo Alto. The podcast is published and available online now.

Eric had the opportunity to discuss 6WIND’s networking expertise, and also place it in a broader context with overall market trends: Software will continue to be relevant in networking as carriers, MSPs, OEMs and large enterprises seek to find the most cost-effective methods to upgrade their networks with an eye towards future-proofing further upgrades.

 

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OPEN SOURCE NFV FOR COST-EFFECTIVE, HIGH PERFORMANCE NETWORKING

March 16, 2016

With technology advances so pervasive today, it is all too easy to overlook them and not fully realize the value they provide. Who among us is still using the same cellphone from a decade ago? From transportation to banking to medicine, numerous traditional industries are being transformed by technology every day.

PacketPushers

 

 

6WIND ACCELERATES HYPERVISOR NETWORKING

November 3, 2015

Purpose-built hardware appliances for routing, load balancing, firewalling and other network services are giving way to virtual instances designed to run on x86-based servers. This trend is broadly defined as network functions virtualization (NFV).

PacketPushers

 

 

6WIND OFFERING ACCELERATED L3 VIRTUAL APPLIANCES

October 21, 2015

We are seeing the transition from specialty firewalls, routers, and load balancers to virtual flavors of these devices. Network engineers of the future are less likely to rack specialty appliances, and more likely to manage these network functions on a hypervisor host or bare metal x86-based server.

SDX Central

BLAZING PERFORMANCE WITH 6WIND SPEED SERIES TURBO APPLIANCES

September 24, 2015

With the move towards software-defined infrastructure, the migration from hardware appliances to software-based networking is well under way. Within cloud providers like Amazon, Google, Facebook, proprietary hardware boxes are making way for software networking applications.

Virtualization Review

 

STRATEGIC MOVE? CISCO INVESTS IN SDN/NFV COMPANY

July 9, 2015

Networking kingpin Cisco Systems Inc. made another new-age networking move this week by investing in a French company, 6WIND, which specializes in helping enterprises implement software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) technologies in existing systems.

Telecom TV

 

SDN/NFV WARS

July 8, 2015

The top man at Cisco Investments, the company’s international mergers and acquisitions arm, Frederic Rombaut, commented, “6Wind’s fast growing number of design wins with key market players, including Cisco, exemplifies its strong added value for the telecom and networking industry.”

CRN

 

 

CISCO TARGETS HP, OTHER SDN/NFV RIVALS WITH INVESTMENT IN 6WIND

July 6, 2015

Cisco is looking to a small French company for arms in its fight versus archrival Hewlett-Packard for SDN and NFV market domination.

SDX Central

 

 

 

CISCO DEEPENS FRENCH CONNECTION WITH 6WIND INVESTMENT

July 6, 2015

Cisco is investing in Paris-based software startup 6WIND. The investment, announced Monday, is part of Cisco’s previously announced $100 million package directed at French tech startups, further signaling outgoing CEO John Chambers’ interest in developing France as a farm team for future acquisitions.

Converge Networks

 

 

CISCO INVESTS IN 6WIND FOR ITS SDN/NFV SOFTWARE

July 6, 2015

Cisco has made an investment in 6WIND, a high-performance networking software company based in France.

The investment comes as part of Cisco’s country digitization initiative announced in Paris last February to commit $100M to innovative French businesses. The announcement coincides with the visit between Cisco CEO John Chambers and CEO Designate Chuck Robbins, and French President Francois Hollande, in France this week.

Fierce Telecom

 

CISCO INVESTS IN 6WIND, FURTHERS FOCUS ON NFV AND SDN

July 6, 2015

Cisco has made an investment in 6WIND, a networking software vendor with a focus on network functions virtualization (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN).

SDX Central

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE STILL FUELING THE NFV DISCUSSION

May 21, 2015

NFV topics sparked interesting discussions this month regarding performance and scale. Starting with the NFV World Congress in San Jose, the “pets-versus-cattle” analogy took new angles when Toby Ford, AT&T’s VP for Cloud Strategy, coined the term “midget cattle” and proclaimed that virtual network functions (VNFs) should not be huge like cattle and, by the way, should not take up all of the memory of a host.

Light Reading

 

ITALIAN SP DEPLOYS HOMEMADE SDN APPLIANCE

February 17, 2015

Italian Internet service provider NGI SpA is designing and deploying its own SDN appliance to bring fixed wireless Internet to rural, mountainous terrain.